Great post, Catlady! It’s great to see such an open mind here voice her feelings.
Personally, I have no problem when people disagree with me. Heck, I’ve never learned anything from people who agreed with me, and I’ve learned a lot from people with whom I (at first) disagreed!
I do have an issue, of course, with people who try to depict the other side as “mean” or “untrustworthy”. Those are personal attacks that have nothing to do with the subject. That’s shooting the messenger (which is bad) instead of shooting the message (which is fine).
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and (if I may…) one big hug!